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Top Bush aide gives major speech at King's College London08 Nov 2002, PR 49/02
Tom Ridge, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, gave a keynote speech at King's College London on 7 November.
In it he analysed the threat of contemporary terrorism and discussed America's strategy for internal security. He also outlined the global implications and its lessons for others. His lecture was entitled Protecting Against the Global Threat: Strategies from American Homeland Security. This was Governor Ridge's major speech on this his first official visit to the UK.
The full text of his speech can be found on www.usembassy.org.uk
Tom Ridge was sworn in as the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security in the history of the USA on 8 October 2001: a post established following the tragic events of September 11. He was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1995 to 2001 and his aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state's advances in the areas of economic development, education, health and the environment. He cut taxes every year he was in office.
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King's College London
King's College London is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London with some 12,400 undergraduate students and over 4,700 postgraduates in ten schools of study. The College had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level. It is in the top group of five universities for research earnings and has an annual turnover of over £300 million and research income from grants and contracts in excess of £90 million (2001-2002).
The International Policy Institute (IPI) at King's is hosting the lecture. It was established in 2001 as the dedicated research arm of the War Studies Group within the School of Social Science & Public Policy. It is made up of a number of research units that cover a wide spectrum of specialist research on major aspects of international policy analysis.
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